Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri´ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah on Tuesday (Jan 28) ordered all mosques to hold “solat hajat” (prayer of need) and “doa selamat”.
Comptroller of the Royal Household for Istana Negara Datuk Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin said the move is aimed at seeking help from Allah S.W.T to protect the country and the people from any unforeseen diseases following the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak in China and a few other countries, including Malaysia.
“His Majesty is following developments on the outbreak of the disease and is deeply concerned about the safety of Malaysians, both in Malaysia and abroad.
“His Majesty calls on the people to pray for Malaysia and the world to be protected from the outbreak of the disease and to facilitate local authorities and those in the affected areas to deal with the situation, ” he said in a statement issued by Istana Negara Tuesday.
Al-Sultan Abdullah reiterated his advice for the people to keep abreast with the developments on the coronavirus outbreak only through official channels of the Health Ministry and other government agencies, as well as the mainstream media.
His Majesty also advised the people to always follow the advice and recommendations on preventive measures and health practices issued by Health Ministry. – Bernama